John Wheal

ENGINEER + ENTREPRENEUR

About John

John studied MEng Computer Engineering at the University of Portsmouth graduating with distinction in the summer of 2016. He then joined NATS, the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services, on their Engineering Graduate Scheme. He is now working as a System Architect in their Core Infrastructure division.

He is a highly motivated and adaptable individual with a rare mix of both technical and business knowledge. He has a keen interest in startups, having started his own and invested in more than twenty.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

The IET

IET Technician of the Year

It has recently been announced that John has won the prestigious IET Technician of the Year award 2017.

Young Startup Talent

Young Startup Talent

In 2016, John was awarded "Highly Commended" in the Young Startup Talent Solent with his startup Group Hub

YLUK

YLUK

John is a member of YLUK and was fortunate enough to attend a Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama in 2016

University of Portsmouth

Student Speaker

John was selected as the Student Speaker for his graduation ceremony, speaking to over 2000 people

Experience

Group Hub

2014-Present

CEO

John took his initial idea and developed it into a functioning product.

NATS

2017-Present

System Architect

System Architect in the Core Infrastructure division of the 'Deploying SESAR' (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme.

NATS

2016-2017

Graduate Engineer

Engineer in the Core Infrastructure division of the 'Deploying SESAR' (Single European Sky ATM Research) programme.

Wheal Media

2012-Present

Managing Director

Founded by John in 2012, Wheal Media is a website and app development company. Its portfolio includes the new University of Portsmouth student intranet site (MyPort).

Speaking

John has given speeches on a variety of technology and business topics. In 2013 John was the runner-up in the IET Present Around the World competition for the South-East UK region having won the prior round. John returned to the competition as a judge in 2017. He has also had a live TV interview for a local television station.

You can see the speech John gave at his University graduation ceremony in the Portsmouth Guildhall in the video below.

Investments

John has a particular interest in equity crowdfunding and has invested in over 25 companies, ranging from startups to established companies. A selection of his portfolio is shown below.

John Wheal Investments

WHAT JOHN'S BEEN UP TO

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CONTACT